Shop Love :: I Cherish…

Have you ever wished you could shop for your home at coolest vintage shops in L.A. or Chicago? I know I’m lucky to live in L.A. and get to visit the great shops the city offers. I always wish I could hit the hottest stores in other major cities. Well…thanks to the new website now you can from the comforts of your own home. You can eve do this in your PJ’s and slippers if you wish. The website is full of perfect vintage finds from the hottest stores in Chicago, L.A., San Fran and New York. I was so inspired by this site that I had to create an inspiration board. This board is my dream office update with all their vintage goodies.  Happy shopping all!

Do you need help pulling your home together with perfect balance of modern, vintage and worldly. Let me help you with all that at Decorator in a Box.

Xo, Annie

OB-chairish room

Product Love :: Sheepskin and Mongolian Lamb

I love sheepskin and Mongolian lamb accents in a room. It’s a wonderful way to bring comfort and coziness into a space that needs it. Feeling like your Sisal rug is too rough? Throw down some sheepskin rugs, poufs, pillows or stools to add a much needed softness. Do you love the look of your modern mesh desk chair, but not the comfort? Toss a sheepskin throw over the chair to make it and your office oh so cozy.  Here is some inspiration to get you headed in the right direction. The look works best in small accents and not doing too much.  Don’t miss the D.I.Y lamb stool tutorial below.

Xo, Annie



photos via elle decor



photos via lonny


 Make your own mongolian stool with this tutorial HERE

D.I.Y Tuesday : Lindsey Adelman Chandi

Lindsey Adelman is the hottest lighting designer right now. She creates fixtures that are works of art. If you hang one of her chandeliers the room need almost nothing else. Obviously, these masterpieces come with a high price tag. That is why I flipped when I saw this D.I.Y to make a Lindsey Adelman fixture of your very own. See the full tutorial HERE.

Xo ,  Annie

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photos via mimosa lane

Nice Structure :: SMEG Keeps It Cool

The power of adding a SMEG refrigerator in your Kitchen is amazing. It has the same impact as an architectural detail. It takes a kitchen from nice to whoa! I would love to add one to my kitchen…I just don’t know if I could ever decide on a color…something minty perhaps.

What color would you pick?

Xo – Annie


photo via green is the new black

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lphoto via mrs. boho


photo via redbook


 photo via point 2

Product Love :: College Dorm Roundup

Getting ready for college feels just like yesterday and it was…uhuumm 15 years ago…yikes! I had so much fun decorating my first place with my roomate. Here is a roundup of fun items to start the school year off with smart and colorful style!

Xo – Annie

 Start with the right duvet cover. via urban outfitters


Notes don’t need to be boring with this pantone notebook. via urban outfitters


Keep items in one place. This is perfect for sox, underware, office supplies…you name it. via the container store5BinStorageTower_x (1)

Every dorm needs one of these. via the container store


You will need a lot of this to-go. via


Take a study break with this hopscotch rug. via


These poof pins will be oh too cute on your cork board. via anthropologie


Keep the laundry contained. via anthropologie


study light is a must. via land of nod


You will need a place to dock and listen to some tunes. via


D.I.Y Tuesday :: Dorm Deer Head

I love these patterned deer head D.I.Y’s ! They would add so much character and personality into a dorm space. They are also light enough to hang with no nails using only command strips. Here are a few of my favorite deer heads tutorials to bring a mascot into your dorm room.

Xo, Annie


photo and tutorial via chronicle books


photo and tutorial via noces de coton


D.I.Y Tuesday :: Washi Tape Your Dorm

As most of you know you can’t nail or drill anything into your dorm walls. This can be tricky especially when trying to add a little life into your space. Well you have another option other than a command strips and it’s called washi tape. People are doing fun and creative things with the Japanese tape.  Look at this casa featured on design*sponge HERE. These ideas are sure to liven up your dorm. I just had to share a little inspiration.

Xo – Annie


photo via design*sponge


via patchwork harmony


via ohm


via the violet hours

Nice Structure :: Best Food Truck Designs

I love street food. I especially love the food truck craze! It’s such a smart concept for the chef, restaurant owners and foodies. Who doesn’t get a thrill out of getting a gourmet meal at an affordable price. What I really love is how stylish  and smart some of the truck designs are. I mean you can turn any kind of truck into a kitchen really. Here are some of my favorite trucks I would love to eat at. Now I’m hungry!

What’s your favorite food truck?

Xo – Annie


If you ever ski Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Ca you need to eat HERE. It’s called Roving Mammoth Burrito and they serve gourmet burritos out of a Snowcat…what’s cooler than that! Ski right up and get fueled for the next run.

roving-mammoth-arctic-food-truckHow about this visual stunner of a truck?! Get a slice off a woodfire at Del Popolo in San Fran.

pizza truck

Pick your ingredients and watch it being made with this smartly designed truck. Gauctruck in the Phillipines serves up food in a well decorated interior in eco friendly packaging.


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